World Rugby has confirmed that England, Australia (two) and the US (two) will host the next five Rugby World Cups in the women’s and men’s events.

The news was announced in Dublin on Thursday, with the Rugby World Council unanimously approving the hosting of tournaments in those countries.

Britain entered the women’s final round in 2025 before Australia hosted in 2027 (men) and 2029 (women), while the US won 2031 (men) and 2033 (women).

Speaking at the Council, World Rugby President Sir Bill Beaumont said: “Today, we have approved three special Rugby World Cup hosts – England, Australia and the US – providing certainty. unprecedented and unparalleled opportunity to accelerate the growth and impact of rugby globally. It is great for rugby, for the fans and for the host nation.

“Validation of the venue is supported by a new partnership approach to the organization of the event, which will promote sustainable, long-term growth, including in the United States and across women’s sports, allowing the sport to realize its global potential on and off the field, delivering significant social and economic benefits to host countries.

“Today is a landmark moment for the sport, and an exciting development for fans. I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making this dream come true as we aim to bring a truly global sport to all. ”

World Rugby CEO Alan Gilpin added: “As a sport and as an international federation, it is imperative that we constantly look for new ways to ensure that the sport moves forward. Convert clear potential into impactful results, and today’s decision reflects that commitment.

“The collaborative approach will allow us to develop strong strategic goals that are relevant to the host country and great for rugby, while building the efficiency of resource allocation and delivery. , which helps reduce storage costs in the first place, while maximizing fan engagement, revenue, and delivery opportunities. All of that should lead to an even greater direct investment back into the game at every level.

“We look forward to continuing to work with our host partners to provide a stage for the world’s best players to perform and a festival to excite and engage fans from around the world. , together to develop the rugby movement in a responsible and sustainable way.”

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